The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

4th December, 2016





From the Parish Priest’s desk….


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I commend to your careful study, the following essay by Roberto De Mattei.

"Resistance and Fidelity to the Church in times of crisis".

(from a conference given in Florence - October 2, 2016) and available at:

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr Glen Tattersall, PP


The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls this Thursday, 8th December. There will be a Sung Mass at 6.30 am, and Low Mass at 10 am. Parishioners are urged to pray individually or as a family, a Triduum in preparation for the feast (see the prayer below). Let us commend to the Immaculate, not only our personal intentions, but all the needs of the Church at this time!

This Saturday (10th December) – Children’s choir & Church cleaning: the children's choir would like to invite all parishioners to join in their rosary procession after 10 am Mass this Saturday, 10th December. The children have worked hard to learn the rosary in their Catechism classes, and have learned how to sing and chant the prayers. They will present their large handmade rosary to the parish and would love to pray with the parish meditating upon the glorious mysteries. A morning tea (BYO contribution) will be held in Maryvale to conclude. Following this event, we will be cleaning the Church (in readiness for First Holy Communion, and for Christmas. Volunteers are welcome, and a light luncheon will be provided.

Planned giving: planned giving envelopes for 2017 are available for collection after Mass today, and on the Sundays of December. Alternatively, planned giving by direct debit or credit card is also possible. Pledge forms are also available to assist with this.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on next Sunday, 11th December, at the Solemn Mass. Please pray for those preparing to make their first Confession and first Holy Communion.

New servers welcome: we invite new servers to join our serving team. Any male is eligible to serve after he has made his first Holy Communion. Interested adults, or parents in the case of minors, are invited to contact Fr Tattersall.

Leaving collections to assist Br Shawn Murphy’s formation: it has been announced that Br Shawn will be sent to Oxford by the Fathers of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation, to continue his theological studies and preparation for the priesthood. Full details are provided on their website:. A leaving collection will be held after each Mass on the Sundays of Advent, to raise a contribution from the Parish to the costs of Br Shawn’s education. Please give generously. Donors are also invited to contribute by cheque or electronic transfer (please contact Fr Tattersall for details).


Triduum in honour of the Immaculate Conception,

Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th December.

Thou art all beautiful, Mary! and the original stain [of sin] is not in Thee. Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, Thou art the joy of Israel, Thou art the honour of our people. Thou art the advocate of us sinners. O Mary, O Mary! Virgin most prudent! Mother most clement! pray for us, Intercede for us with Thy Son Our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.

Hail Mary (thrice). O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (thrice).


Education survey: parishioners with children are invited to participate in a survey regarding their educational needs, to assist us in supporting them as the primary educators of their children. Ideally, please fill in the survey on line here . Alternatively, printed copies of the survey are available in the Church vestibule. Please feel free to invite interested non-parishioners to take part in the survey.

 is again being held at 5pm each Saturday during Advent, 26 November to 17 December
 to celebrate the historic 1862 Nicholson Organ installed in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Corner Rogers and Childers Streets, Mentone. 
Saturday 26 November: Thomas Grubb (St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne)
Saturday 3 December: David Agg (Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell)
Saturday 10 December: Dr Andrew Blackburn (University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
Saturday 17 December: Christopher Trikilis (St Patrick’s Church, Mentone)
 Free Admission. Details: 9583 2103 (off hrs)

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Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

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Homily on our 10th Anniversary

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